The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) honoured winners of the 22nd Annual UNCA Awards for the best print, broadcast and electronic media coverage of the United Nations, U.N. agencies and field operations. The UNCA Awards took place in New York in the end of December 2017 and were open to all journalists from anywhere in the world. Prizes amounting to over $60,000 were distributed among the prize categories and winners.
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Prize is for coverage of Climate Change. The prize is for print (including online media) and broadcast media (TV & Radio) for coverage of sustainable and equitable management of natural resources and the implementation of innovative and ethical solutions in three main categories: climate change, biodiversity, and water. HE Isabelle Picco, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Monaco to the UN, presented the Prince Albert II Prize to four women journalists for their reports on climate change.
The highest award went to Somini Sengupta, of the New York Times, for her coverage of the impacts of climate change on migration. Her article is part of a series of 8 articles in the New York publication on ‘Carbon’s Casualties’.
Actress Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, received the ‘Global Citizen of the Year’ award.